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What Are Thoracic Fractures And Dislocations?

A thoracic fracture or dislocation is one that occurs in the middle of the back. These types of injuries are usually the result of high energy accidents, such as falling from high up, motor vehicle accidents, or high-impact sports accidents, or violence, such as a gunshot. These types of injuries can also be caused by osteoporosis in seniors, as the bones in the spine are often weakened from age and sometimes with tumors along the vertebrae of the spine.

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Back And Neck Injuries After A Car Accident

According to the National Safety Council, 4.6 million people were seriously injured in car accidents in 2016. While some injuries can be minor and heal relatively quickly, other injuries, even following minor auto accidents, can cause severe injuries.

What Is Your Back Pain Telling You

The typical person sits for over 8 hours per day. On top of this, many people rarely take a break from sitting during the day—getting up only to attend meetings or eat lunch.